Tucked along the white sand beaches in the area between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo known as the Corridor, Palmilla offers a luxurious oceanside place to escape for the winter. This destination boasts the best of both worlds, with the slower pace and tranquility that comes with being tucked away from the main areas of town, while also still enjoying the convenience of shopping, dining, and activities within easy reach. When you’re ready to escape the winter blues in favor of a sunny destination, the Palmilla area of Cabo is a warm-weather haven. With winter temperatures that reach the high 70s and 80s, your winter getaway to Palmilla can be filled with sunny beach days, water activities, and land-based adventures that are sure to be memorable. Put something to look forward to on the calendar this winter and plan a winter journey to Cabo and visit Palmilla Beach that includes these top Cabo restaurants and activities!
Push aside any remaining jet lag on your first morning in Cabo by getting your caffeine fix at The Cabo Coffee Company, where you’ll find some of the best coffee in Cabo. Coffee here is roasted daily for maximum freshness with high-quality beans chosen from the Sierra Madre Mountains of Oaxaca, where certified organic green beans are shade-grown. Not only can you get a great cup of joe in-house at The Cabo Coffee Company, they also offer bagged coffee featuring art from a local artist that is great for gift-giving or fueling the rest of your Cabo stay.
After fueling up on coffee and breakfast, head out on Cabo’s waters for an unforgettable whale watching excursion. Winter in Cabo coincides with the whale migration season, which means these magnificent creatures have come to Cabo’s warm waters for mating and birthing their young. Outfitters such as Cabo Adventures offer whale watching excursions aboard a luxury yacht, allowing you to feel pampered as you take in the sights of whales spouting and breaching nearby. The peak season is January and February, while it’s still possible to spot whales anytime between December and April. Humpback whales range from 40-50 feet long, making them a spectacular sight to see, and a top-of-the-line hydrophone system even allows you to hear whale sounds in real time.
While on the water, take in some of Cabo’s best sites that are situated around the bay. The Arch, a natural rock formation situated in the bay, is Cabo’s most photographed site and is well worth a visit. Nearby you’ll also find a resident sea lion colony, and two beaches accessible only by sea – Lover’s Beach and Divorce Beach. These natural areas devoid of development are some of the most beautiful Cabo has to offer!
Finish your first evening off with dinner and drinks at The Sand Bar, situated right along the sands of Medano Beach. Feast on appetizers and seafood with a tropical beverage in hand as you watch the sun dip below the horizon after your first full day in paradise!
Your days in Cabo can be as adventurous or relaxing as you’d like. On day two, shoppers will want to indulge in some of the luxury shopping available in Cabo, while outdoor adventurers will thrill in an excursion such as an ATV or ziplining expedition.
For the best shopping in Cabo, head to Puerto Paraiso, a multi-level mall situated along the marina that offers a well-balanced mix of high quality local and regional arts and crafts, as well as boutiques and shops featuring resort wear and the latest trends. For an even more high-end experience, head next door to Luxury Avenue, which features an exclusive red-carpet entrance that leads into worldwide name brand shops.
If exploring Cabo’s rugged terrain is more your style, check out the ATV, ziplining, or mountain biking adventures offered through outfitters such as Cabo Adventures. Explore the Mexican outback’s desert landscape via a mountain bike or ATV or get a bird’s eye view as you rappel sheer rock walls and soar through canopies on a zip line.
Finish the evening off with dinner at Los Deseos, a colorful eatery serving up local favorites such as chimichangas, tacos, fresh guacamole, and finger-licking good churros.
Day Three Visiting Palmilla Beach
Spend your final day in Cabo soaking up all the sea, sand, and sun possible. From the bustling shores of Medano Beach to the more tranquil stretch of sand along Palmilla Beach, Cabo’s beaches are not only beautiful, but also diverse in personality. Relax in the shade of a palapa as you soak in turquoise sea views or get active in the water with a day of snorkeling, swimming, surfing, or stand up paddle boarding.
Raise your glasses in cheers to an amazing winter vacation in Palmilla at Sunset Monalisa for an exquisite 3-, 5-, or 7-course tasting menu. This award-winning eatery offers five-star Mediterranean cuisine in a setting that is unmatched in all of Cabo dining, with spectacular views over the bay and Land’s End.
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